Ner Yisrael Community

Hendon, London NW4





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Congregation Data


Ner Yisrael Community(i)


Ner Yisrael Community Centre, The Crest (off Brent Street), Hendon, London NW4 2HY, since 1986(iii)

The synagogue building and premises have been extended on a number of occasions to accommodate growth in congregational numbers and to incorporate multiple religious services and educational programmes.

Previous (from 1984 to 1986) services were held at Jews' College, Albert Road, Hendon NW4.(iv)






Ashkenazi Orthodox


None. Independent.



Former Affiliated Congregation:

The former Ner Yisrael Borehamwood - Beis Yisrael

Minister: (To view a short profile of a minister - hold the cursor over his name.)

Rabbi Dr. Alan A. Kimche (and Rebbetzen Via Kimche) - from 1984 until 2019(vii)

Rabbi Eliezer Zobin (and Rebbetzen Aviva Zobin) - assistant rabbi from 2015 until 2019; senior rabbi from 2019 until present (February 2021)(viii)

Membership Data:

National Reports & Surveys(xi)

1990 - 56 members (households)

1996 - 140 members (comprising 122 households, 11 individual male and 7 individual female members)

2010 - listed as having 200 to 299 members (by household)

2016 - listed as having 300 to 399 members (by household)

Local Government District:

Hendon, a residential suburb in Northwest London, has a substantial Jewish minority, is in the London Borough of Barnet (formed 1965).

Bibliography -  Barnet

Registration District (BMD):

Barnet(xii) - Link to Register Office website

Cemetery & Burial

The congregation has an arrangement with the Adath Yisroel Burial Society, an affiliate of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, whereby a member of the congregation has the option, for an annual fee, in additional to the annual synagogue membership fee, to receive family cover from the Adath Yisrael Burial Society.(xiii)

For Adath Yisroel Burial Society cemeteries, see Cemeteries of the UOHC.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) This is the name of the congregation according to the congregation's website.

  • (ii) Reserved.

  • (iii) Jewish Year Books and the congregation's website.

  • (iv) History on the congregation's website, accessed 4 February 2021.

  • (v) and (vi) Reserved.

  • (vii) The congregation's website.

  • (viii) The congregation's website, last accessed 4 February 2021.

  • (ix) and (x) Reserved.

  • (xi) Reports on synagogue membership in the United Kingdom, published by or on behalf of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and which can be viewed on the website of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research. Click HERE for links to the various reports.

  • (xii) The former Registration District was Hendon, from before the formation of the congregation until 1 April 1999. All registers would now be held by the current register office.

  • (xiii) Congregation's website.

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Page created: 14 November 2006
Data significantly expanded and notes first added: 4 February 2021
Latest revision or update: 5 February 2021

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